Graf, K. and Böhm, C.: A New Velocity Prediction Method for Post-Processing of Towing Tank Test Results, Proc. 17th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, March 2005
This paper introduces the new Twist Flow Wind Tunnel at Yacht Research Unit Kiel. The principle of twisted apparend wind and its impact on sail trimming is described as well as the main mechanical components of the wind tunnel. A basic introduction of the theory behind wind tunnel test data and data processing is given. Some results are shown. A chapter of the paper focuses on, how small sailmakers and yachtdesigner can make use of the wind tunnel to develop their products.
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